Jennifer Lopez dating history: Unraveling the colorful dating history of JLo


Jennifer Lopez, the multi-talented actress, singer, and dancer, has captivated audiences not just with her performances but also with her high-profile romances that have often made headlines. Over the years, JLo’s dating history has been an intricate web of love, heartbreak, and some of Hollywood’s most notable relationships.

Ojani Noa (1997 – 1998)

JLo’s journey into the world of high-profile relationships began with her first marriage to Ojani Noa in 1997. Noa, a Cuban waiter, and Jennifer tied the knot, but their marriage lasted less than a year, ending in 1998.


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Sean “Diddy” Combs (1999 – 2001)

Shortly after her divorce, the actress found herself in a highly publicized relationship with hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Their relationship was marked by both love and controversy, making them one of the most talked-about couples in the late ’90s.

Cris Judd (2001 – 2003)

Not long after her split from Diddy, ‘The Back Up Plan’ actress surprised fans by marrying her back-up dancer, Cris Judd, in 2001. However, this marriage also faced challenges and came to an end in 2003.

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Ben Affleck (2002 – 2004)

Perhaps one of the most iconic and scrutinized relationships in JLo’s dating history was with actor Ben Affleck. The pair, famously known as “Bennifer,” became engaged in 2002 but called off their wedding in 2004, attracting relentless media attention throughout their time together.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Relationship Timeline
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Marc Anthony (2004 – 2014)

Following the highly publicized breakup with Affleck, Jennifer found love again with Latin music sensation Marc Anthony. The couple not only married in 2004 but also welcomed twins, Max and Emme, in 2008. Their marriage lasted for a decade before the couple announced their separation in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2014.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Relationship Timeline
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Casper Smart (2011 – 2016)

During the time of her separation from Marc Anthony, Lopez was romantically involved with her back-up dancer, Casper Smart. Their relationship, though off-and-on, lasted until 2016.

Alex Rodriguez (2017 – 2021)

One of Lopez’s most recent and high-profile relationships was with former MLB player Alex Rodriguez. The couple, often seen as a power duo, got engaged in 2019. However, after several years together, they announced their split in 2021, shocking fans who had anticipated a wedding.

Ben Affleck (2022… Again!)

It is obvious that the lovebirds were not over each other. On the return of the couple, a source informed E! that Ben got in touch with Jennifer to see how she was post her breakup with Alex. They had dinner together for a couple of times in a month, and their relationship began from where they had left off. The insider asserted that the couple’s chemistry is unreal and natural.

In July 2022, Bennifer solidified their relationship in a private wedding ceremony in Las Vegas.